Of Shoes & Shrimp?

A Blast From the Past

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I was surprised to learn that one of my favorite movies was 20 years old in July of this year. Thinking back to 1994 it was an incredible year for me and my 3 young sons and a pivotal moment in time that would set me on a path of success beyond my wildest dreams.

I was working for the management firm of the Airmall at Pittsburgh International Airport. This airport was newly built in October 1992 and I was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time to become a member of the team that managed the Airmall.

When I began working at the airport in 1993 transportation to and from work was tricky since I didn’t have a car, public transportation was not available, so my only alternative was to rely on jitney drivers. Perseverance, a genuine love for my job and a belief that I could not fail made all the difference in being able to maintain this fabulous opportunity.

Tallie - Sole Society
Tallie ~Sole Society

1994 was an incredible year that made a huge impact on the lives of me and my sons. This was the year I purchased my very first brand new vehicle a Geo Prism, I was able to move back to my beloved hometown, I continued to flourish at my job, and more importantly, Forrest Gump came onto the scene.

Forrest Gump hit the theatres on July 6, 1994 and my regret is that I did not see the movie on the big screen. Instead I waited for it to come out on (I can’t believe I’m about to say this) VHS. Even so the wait was worth it because I fell in love with Forrest, and the other characters in the movie.

Mesh Well Together Bootie - ModCloth
Mesh Well Together Bootie – ModCloth

You may be wondering what does all this have to do with shoes? If you’ll indulge me for one moment I’ll tell you. Have you ever become so confused with so many choices you felt almost paralyzed? Well that’s how I look at shoes which brought to mind Benjamin Buford Blue known as Bubba who became a friend to Forrest.

One of my favorite lines in the movie was when Bubba was talking about shrimp. Thankfully a simple Google search returned tons of results with Bubba’s shrimp fixation:

“Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sauté it. There’s shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep-fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That, that’s about it.” ~ Benjamin Buford Blue (Bubba)

Nine West Lazona Wedge Bootie ~DSW
Nine West Lazona Wedge Bootie ~DSW

So why not apply Bubba shrimp philosophy to boots and this is what I came up with:

So boots are an absolute wardrobe necessity: You can wear ankle boots, knee-high boots, mid-calf boots, riding boots, cowboy boots. There’s lace-up boots, pull-on boots, zippered boots. Buckled boots, hook & eye boots, button boots. There’s Wellington boots, UGG boots, Timberland boots, Frye boots, Sam Edelman boots, Dolce Vita boots, Tory Burch boots, Steve Madden boots, Michael Kors boots, Stuart Weitzman boots. That, that’s about it.

Fortunately for us women it isn’t “that’s about it” because we have so many choices from which to select. For today I’ve selected three different types of suede booties that are perfect for this season.

  • Tallie Sole Society
    • Navy soft suede lace up bootie with tassel detail on laces, rounded toe and a three & one-quarter inch high stacked heel.
  • Mesh Well Together Bootie ModCloth
    • Black “vegan faux suede with floral-embroidered insets, these one inch kitten-heeled ankle boots harmonize flawlessly with your inherent charisma. Try these lace-up shoes with bold-hued tights, which will peek through the sheer sides, a sweater dress, and brassy accessories to match their metallic ” ~ ModClothl
  • Nine West Lazona Wedge Bootie DSW
    • Taupe suede lace-up bootie, rounded toe and one & three-quarter inch covered wedge heel.

These booties are chic and appear very comfortable. There are plenty of options available in many different styles, colors and materials.

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ~Albert Camus

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Author: Steph McCoy

Hi I'm Steph, a businesswoman, style setter, blogger, and abilities crusader who breaks the myth that “blind people can’t be fashionable.” “It’s about walking boldly with confidence, transcending barriers and changing the way we perceive blindness”

5 thoughts on “Of Shoes & Shrimp?”

      1. Yes, buy buy buy buy! I have boiught more than my fare share of shoes and boots on Ebay this year. Have some nice ones to show you. A few post back are my leopard kitten heels

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